Invasive alien species are spreading around the world at “unprecedented and increasing rates”, according to a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Lockdowns have increased the risk of violence against women. Governments have made more resources available for survivors, but without programmes to address the problem's root causes, the assistance do little to prevent future incidents.
Vandana Sharma and
Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands.
Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95 per cent of it is illegal. Governments and markets must radically revalue the rainforest’s natural services and stimulate a green economy to avoid a nightmare scenario.
Organised crime in the fisheries sector occurs globally throughout the entire value chain, taking massive toll on human populations worldwide. How can we address these crimes?
and Emma Witbooi
Logging scars landscapes, destroys habitats and is a major contributor to climate change. Here's how old Android smartphones--that might otherwise end up in a landfill-- are being used to stop illegal logging and curb climate change impacts.
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.